Policy briefings

Public policy insights from academics at the University of Birmingham.

Mental skills training improves well-being and employment outcomes for homeless youth

Mental skills training improves well-being and employment outcomes for homeless youth
Description
Briefing note on homelessness and the MST4Life intervention to build resilience among vulnerable young people.
Date:
10/10/2019

Homelessness and rough sleeping: roundtable report

Homelessness and rough sleeping: roundtable report
Description
On 4 October 2019, the University of Birmingham convened a roundtable on the subject of homelessness, bringing together experts from academia, local government, the NHS and civil society.
Date:
09/10/2019

Evaluating the use of patient experience data to improve the quality of inpatient mental health care (Euripides)

Evaluating the use of patient experience data to improve the quality of inpatient mental health care (Euripides)
Description
The EURIPIDES study aimed to identify how best to collect and use patient experience data to support improvements in NHS inpatient mental health care.
Date:
09/10/2019

Making diversity everyone's business

Description
With discussions continuing amongst the public and policy makers on leadership diversity and how to repair trust in business, the demand for more inclusive workplaces has never been so high.
Date:
02/09/2019

University of Birmingham's Academic Enrichment Programme

University of Birmingham's Academic Enrichment Programme
Description
A study of over 600 pupils finds those from less privileged backgrounds who attend the Academic Enrichment Programme are as likely to attend a Russell Group university as those from independent schools.
Date:
25/07/2019

Everyday lookism and the demands of beauty

Everyday lookism and the demands of beauty
Description
The demand to be beautiful is increasingly important in today's visual and virtual culture. Conforming to beauty ideals is becoming ever more demanding and defining of women, and increasingly men.
Date:
19/07/2019

Genetic Diversity in Agriculture

Genetic Diversity in Agriculture
Description
Briefing from Dr Nigel Maxted on genetic diversity in plants for food security.
Date:
09/07/2019

The surprising case of police bribery reduction in South Africa

The surprising case of police bribery reduction in South Africa
Description
A new policy briefing from Professor Heather Marquette, which looks into the surprising reduction of bribary rates in South Africa.
Date:
09/07/2019
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